The past week was, in at least one regard, unlike any other the Pittsburgh Penguins have had since they entered the NHL in 1967.
That’s because, for the first time in franchise history, one of their goaltenders scored a goal.
Tristan Jarry turned the trick with little more than a minute remaining in regulation to seal a 4-2 victory in Tampa Thursday evening.
That was the headline moment in the Penguins’ week, but hardly the only significant one. The Penguins added a much less satisfying one two nights later, when their power play failed to score a goal for the 10th game in a row.
Here’s a look back at their past seven days:
The Penguins are doing some good things, but can they do them consistently enough to string together a nice run of victories?
Erik Karlsson suggests that, unlike one night earlier in Buffalo, the Penguins weren’t afraid to play to win when they took a lead into the third period against Toronto.
The Penguins get some encouraging news about injured right winger Bryan Rust.
Kris Letang contends the Penguins’ power play hasn’t been as bad as many believe.
Evgeni Malkin is tackling a weight challenge as he works to remain productive at age 37. (+)
The Penguins and Florida Panthers plan to honor Patric Hornqvist when the Penguins visit the Panthers Dec. 8.
The Penguins play a solid game in Nashville, but lose, 3-2, after a controversial non-call early in overtime.
This week’s Metropolitan Division power rankings.
Twenty games into the season, it’s time for the Penguins’ power play to begin producing to its potential. Or else.
The Penguins’ penalty-kill has been very good lately, and Mike Sullivan believes it can be even better.
The Penguins waive defenseman Will Butcher, who has been injured since training camp, with the intent of assigning him to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were predictably unhappy about the non-call that led to the Predators’ game-winning goal.
Defenseman John Ludvig fared well in a fight with oversized Nashville center Michael McCarron.
Add this to the list of the Penguins’ power-play problems: They just aren’t getting many of them.
Here’s a live chat addressing a variety of Penguins’ issues.
The Penguins return Alex Nylander to their farm team in Wilkes-Barre.
Tristan Jarry becomes the first goalie in Penguins history to score a goal when he launches a puck into an empty net to secure the Penguins’ 4-2 victory in Tampa.
The Penguins overcome an awful start to finish strong in their win over the Lightning.
Here’s video of Jarry’s goal.
Mike Sullivan says Alex Nylander still has the potential to become a solid contributor in the NHL.
Although John Ludvig is a left-handed shot, he is fitting in nicely on the right side of the No. 3 defense pairing.
Tristan Jarry’s goal wasn’t exactly a surprise for some of his teammates.
Ryan Graves plays his way out of a top-four defense pairing, at least temporarily.
The Penguins’ power play fails to score on five chances during their 4-3 shootout loss to Philadelphia at PPG Paints Arena, running their futility streak over the past 10 games to 0-for-26.
One productive line wasn’t enough to carry the Penguins past the Flyers.
Were the Penguins interested in trading for defenseman Ethan Bear? Is it possible that they still are?
The Pittsburgh Penguins recall forward Joona Koppanen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton because of injuries to fourth-liners Noel Acciari and Matt Nieto.